Passionate companies often begin their journey in a garage. This is also where Peter Orinsky developed and built the very first children’s loft bed for his son Felix 32 years ago. It was very important for him to only use natural materials, provide strong safety features, clean workmanship as well as a high degree of flexibility to ensure long-term use. The sophisticated modular system has been so well received over the years that the successful family business Billi-Bolli emerged – complete with master craftsmen working in our very own Workshop in the east of Munich. By communicating closely with customers Billi-Bolli keeps refining and enhancing their children’s furniture range constantly. After all, satisfied parents and happy children are our greatest motivation. More about us…
The concept of sustainability is more than just a buzz word. In times of climate change and increasing scarcity of raw materials it is all the more important to ensure an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. To make this easier for people, manufacturers particularly have to rise to the challenge. On this page you will learn more about our understanding of sustainability and how we implement it.
The information that the Earth’s tree population is playing a vital role in the climate by storing CO2 and releasing oxygen is not new. This fact has been documented countlessly and will not be discussed in greater detail. For this reason, it is very important to use wood sourced from sustainable forestry, whether it is intended to be used as construction timber, in furniture manufacturing or for paper production.
In simple terms, sustainable means renewable. Sustainable forestry makes sure that at least the same number of trees taken is being replanted. This way, the tree balance is at least neutral. Other tasks of forest rangers and managers focus on maintaining the health of the entire ecosystem, including the soil and wildlife. We use FSC or PEFC certified wood to ensure this.
Now let us take a look at the energy balance of the production as well as the marketing of our beds since the machines consume power and the workshop as well as the office need lighting, heating and cooling, depending on the season. The modern electrical system of our building is able to contribute to a positive eco-balance. Our 60 kWp photovoltaic panels supply the energy our company requires and we are able to heat our building with energy from our geothermal energy system so that we do not require any fossil fuel energy.
There are unfortunately still areas in the production process that are difficult to control, including the routes of transport. The delivery of the furniture to your home is currently still carried out predominantly by vehicles with an internal combustion engine.
In order to also compensate for these CO2 emissions, we support various CO2 compensation projects on a regular basis (e.g. tree-planting campaigns).
Energy conservation is still the best contributor to a positive energy balance. One way to achieve this is by manufacturing products with a long service life: Instead of using four times the energy that is required for the production of 4 cheap low-quality products, you use energy once for the production of one good with (at least) four times the service life. Therefore, three products are not being manufactured. It is clear which route we chose to take.
For the long service life of our furniture to work practically in your life – and also to save raw material (wood) and energy resources – the process of the initial, as well as subsequent uses, needs to be simple and clearly structured.
This is why we offer our customers our highly frequented second hand website. It is the ideal place to comfortably part with pre-loved furniture when it is no longer needed and to find prospective buyers interested in high-quality, used furniture at an attractive price for both parties involved.
With our second hand page we compete with ourselves in a way – and we do this deliberately. We believe that it is unavoidable to act sustainably even when it means to experience some sort of limitation or waiver (here: waiver of sales). Otherwise, it would be nothing but hollow words.